Living with Fire in the Grand The Rim Fire 1 day ago   04:10

Fire. It's definitely a hot topic here at Grand Canyon. There are many people who don't understand the relationship between fire and the American Southwest. If you would like to learn more, check out our Fire Ecology video.

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Rachel K
This was very informative, thank you! Growing up on the East Coast, I had no idea that fires were actually good for the environment. I now live in Colorado where controlled burns happen pretty regularly. Thanks, again!!
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The Rim Fire Living with Fire in the Grand 1 day ago   09:56

The 2013 Rim Fire was the largest forest fire in California history, and the largest fire in Yosemite history. Burning 400 square miles, the speed and size of the fire was unprecedented. As these unnaturally large fires become more commonplace due to previous fire suppression and climate change, Yosemite National Park is seeing the benefits of carefully allowing smaller, controlled fires on the landscape. For an audio described version of this video, go to